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I cant get the retaining clip in that goes in to the sensor on top of the thermostat housing for a 2005 ford explorer v9 4.0

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Then as a last resort,you cut one off, at the salvage yard

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How do you get the retainer clip back onto the sensor on top of thermostat housing?


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  2. 2 Remove the negative battery cable from the battery if your Explorer has a 2.9-, 3.0-, 4.0- or 5.0-liter engine. This step is not necessary for 2.3- and 2.5-liter engines.
  3. 3 Follow the upper radiator hose to the front driver's side of the intake manifold, where it meets the engine. This is where the thermostat housing on your Ford Explorer is located. If necessary, remove the air cleaner duct for easy access to the housing.
  4. 4 Loosen the clip on the end of the radiator hose and pull the hose off the thermostat housing. Use a 10mm wrench or socket to remove the two retaining bolts on the thermostat housing cover. Remove the cover.
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Read more: How to Change the Thermostat in a Ford Explorer ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4484916_change-thermostat-ford-explorer.html#ixzz1CLSvmPwR

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I have a 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac with either thermostat or temp sensor problem. I had ck engine lite code read and it says PO128 probable temp sensor. There are 2 sensor devices on the thermostat...


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Headlights removal ford explorer 96


  1. Check that headlamp switch (11654) is in the off position.
  2. Lift hood (16612).
  3. Release latch and swing filler panel to left or right.
  4. Remove electrical connector from headlamp bulb by grasping wires firmly and snapping connector rearward.
  5. Remove headlamp bulb retainer (13N019) by rotating counterclockwise (when viewed from rear) about one-eighth turn and sliding ring off plastic base. Keep headlamp bulb retainer as it may be used again to retain new headlamp bulb.
  6. Carefully remove headlamp bulb from socket by gently pulling straight backward out of socket. Do not rotate headlamp bulb during removal. 7056091.gif
Headlamp Assembly, Explorer
Removal and Installation
  1. Disconnect battery negative cable.
  2. Remove blind rivets (2) attaching screws (4) and radiator upper sight shield.
  3. Remove turn/park lamp attaching screws (2) and pull assembly away from body. Remove bulb sockets from housing and remove lamp assembly. Repeat on opposite side of vehicle.
  4. With turn/park lamp assembly removed, screw attaching grille to front fender flange is accessible. Remove grille attaching screw. Repeat on opposite side of vehicle.
  5. Remove attaching screws (4) located across top of grille.
  6. Grip lower edge of grille and pull outward to disengage from retaining clips. Remove grille.
  7. Using needle-nose pliers, compress barbs on headlamp housing retainer. With barbs compressed, pull forward on housing just enough to disengage from retainer. Repeat on opposite side of headlamp housing.
  8. Turn headlamp housing as necessary and pull forward to disengage from headlamp aiming ball socket.
  9. Disconnect wiring from headlamp bulb socket.
  10. If replacing headlamp housing, remove retaining collar and bulb.
For installation, follow removal procedures in reverse order. Make sure to check headlamp aim. 568a220.gif

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Headlight bulb replacement 2005 ford expedition


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Replacing the headlight bulbs on 2005 Ranger


Having just purchased a 2002 Ford Focus I found that the passenger side headlight had gone. Stumbled accross this thread and thought "looks like a pain".
Popped to Halfords and picked up a H1 bulb, went home and had a look under the bonnet.
Armed with just a screwdriver I managed to change the bulb within 10 mins. Flicked the headlight cover off using the screwdriver for a bit of leverage. Unpluged the headlight and flicked off the retaining clip. Removed the bulb.
Fitting was even easier - Put bulb in place, clip the retaining clip in place, plug in and replace cover.
Job done within 10 minutes with no prior experience of Fords.
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IMPORTANT!!! The retaining clip does NOT just flick off. Tried that and broke the plastic stop that holds the retainer clip and allows it to apply tension to the bulb! The retainer wire is held in place on the bottom by a screw and clip on the bottom and is locked into a plastic clip on top. To remove the wire, push the wire down and towards the passenger side of the car, it will dislodge and you can then lower it to remove the bulb. Once the bulb has been changed, you want to replace the wire the same way to protect the plastic clip. I don't know what I will do about the plastic clip now, the retaining wire has no tension and I'm afraid the bulb will not remain seated properly. However, knowing what I know now, I agree with the above answer: Done in 10 minutes without prior experience with Fords.
=== Just finished doing this. A small mirror and a flashlight make this job simple. It's very easy to do once you can see the top of the clip.
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